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18-Sep-2012  
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THE EASTERN Regional Youth Wing of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has expressed disappointment over what it describes as the starving of state institutions of funding by government in favour of the ruling party.

In a press release signed by the regional youth organizer, Frank Annoh-Dompreh, the wing observed that “since January this year, no amount (administrative grant) has been paid by the so-called ‘Better Ghana’ government to any of the state institutions.”

The wing observed also that critical state institutions such as the security services had all been left to their fate by the NDC government.

“By this release, we are seeking to know what the cause to this unfortunate development is, and also demand an immediate solution to the problem. This is critical in the face of the fact that state Institutions have come under intense criticisms for non performance. It is needless to remind the NDC government that one of the important variables of good governance is the strengthening of state institutions.”

It appears the youth wing claims the NDC government is more interested in building on its party than state institutions adding “we find this out of place and demand an immediate reverse of the trend.”

Turning to the GetFUND school fees subsidy, it recalled the challenges faced by senior high schools in the northern part of the country as a result of non-remittance of government support.

“A thorough investigation into the affairs of SHS in this country recently, revealed that since the third term of last academic year, this fund has not been paid by this government for reasons best known to the leadership of the administration.”

Although in his last address, President John Mahama indicated that the funds would be released by last week this has not come to pass.

“It is most ironical that a government that prides itself as a socialist government could reduce school administration in a developing country to this level for administrators to beg for what is due them in executing their duties for our children in SHS,” the youth wing noted and added “we herein empathize with the teeming students and heads of these schools and call for an emergency response to save our schools.”

Financial support for the development of sports in junior high schools the wing went on “has not been paid since the second term of last academic year. If there are any lessons to be learnt from the last abysmal show at the Olympic Games by this country, then let this government show the necessary commitment to sports development by honoring payments of capitation for JHS sports.”

The Eastern Regional Youth wing in view of what they described as glaring shortcomings in governance, called on those who believe in quality free SHS to vote for the NPP.

This press release the youth wing pointed out “is dedicated to all those institutions that have not received their administrative quarterly grants, Get fund school fees subsidy, and capitation for JHS sports. We urge you to join hands with us to act on the courage of your convictions despite this government’s negligence.”
 
 
Source: A.R. Gomda
 
 

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